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Old 09-11-2003, 11:50 PM   #1
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Script help please :D

Hey Everyone.

Im new to Linux and i have been asked at work to write a script. Im sort of struggling with it. anyway what i need it to do is:

Have a file called "userlist" and a script called "addusers". the userlist file has the fields "username, password, group, fullname". ok i need this script to read the userlist file (i got that working) but now i need to be able to read the fields and create the users with "username, password, group and full name".

Can anyone steer me in the right direction, any help is very much appreciated.

Thank you so much
Old 09-11-2003, 11:54 PM   #2
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Learn how to use the grep command. It will allow you to search/parse the file. I am not sure how to create users very well in linux so I can't help much in that area. But if you will separate the fields with certain chars you can then use the grep command to search for those and grab the next set of chars for each field.


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